STASHED is taking a deeper look into the lives of professional wrestlers in a brand-new video series called Wrestlers in Gyms Chugging Shakes. In this series, we will travel the country finding athletic establishments and getting pro wrestlers to open up to us like never before.
Our first guest is somebody who has gone by multiple names. You may have known him as Johnny Nitro, John Hennigan or John Morrison, but as one of the leading faces of Lucha Underground he goes by the name of Johnny Mundo. “The Prince of Parkour” and the three-time WWE Intercontinental Champion has greatly improved his rap sheet since taking his talents around the world.
Through feuds with Prince Puma, Alberto El Patron and Rey Mysterio, Mundo has proved why he is one of the best performers in the world of sports entertainment. On the first episode of Wrestlers In Gyms Chugging Shakes, Johnny Mundo and STASHED editor-in-chief Kazeem Famuyide head into the Chok Sabai gym in midtown Manhattan. Mundo opens up about who his favorite opponents are to work with. He also explains the difference between Lucha Underground and the WWE, and tells us some hard-knock life stories of “Wrestler’s Court,” the difference between “Tough Enough” and NXT, and his edgier heel work.
The Chok Sabai gym is owned and run by lead trainer Kru Natalie Fuz. The Muay Thai gym has opened its doors to professional, amateur and nontraditional athletes around the world. For more information on the Chok Sabai gym, you can check out out their website right here. You can catch Johnny Mundo every Wednesday night on Lucha Underground on the El Rey Network at 8PM.
Enjoy the first episode of WIGCS in the video player above.
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